BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Networking, the technology of interconnecting computing devices so information can flow between them, includes the design, deployment, operation, and maintenance of computing networks using developed components. This includes activities as simple as topology design to those as complex as the configuration of services and protocols to enable an entire intranet and the support of that environment. As the number of computing devices in the network scales up, the task becomes more difficult, involving design trade-offs, performance considerations, and cost issues.
 
Systems administration includes the system design, installation, configuration, operation, and support of computing system platforms from mobile devices, servers, and large-scale systems to the deployment of clouds and the use of virtualization. This includes the specification and implementation of all the hardware and software structures required to support and deploy these environments.
 
These disciplines are also concerned with the security and privacy of the information that is stored on these platforms and communicated over the networks they are attached to. In today’s information-rich environment, computing systems exist at the heart of a network and often work together to provide services as well as repositories for information. Students will take all of this into consideration as they design and deploy secure system and network solutions in support of an organization's strategic and tactical goals.
 

ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Technologies is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education- Higher Education Commission and is licensed by the KHDA.

CURRICULUM

The BS degree in Computing and Information Technologies is designed to teach students to be the designers, implementers, operators, and maintainers of computing networks and the computing systems attached to the network. Students will evaluate existing networks and computing systems, suggest improvements, monitor such systems for faults, and plan for growth. They will have the opportunity to work in small- to large-scale companies in any industry segment that interests them.
 
An important goal of the major is to provide students with a level of specialization beyond that provided by typical information systems or information technology programs. To accomplish this, the major focuses on networks of all types and the full range of computing system platforms that can attach to them. In this way the degree program favors depth over breadth. It is this approach that allows faculty to guide students in their in-depth exploration of conceptual knowledge, which is enhanced with required cooperative education experiences.
 
The curriculum includes required core courses such as a programming sequence, introductory courses in database and security, and fundamental courses in Computing and Information Technologies.
 
Click here to download PDF version of curriculum.
 

Year One

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

CSEC - 102

Information Assurance and Security

3

ISTE - 120

Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain I

4

ISTE - 121

Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain II

4
 

General Education Elective (Islamic Culture Course)

3

MATH - 131

LAS Perspective 7A: Discrete Mathematics

4
 

LAS Perspective 1 (Global)

3

NSSA - 102

Computer Systems Concept

3

MATH - 161

LAS Perspective 7B: Applied Calculus

4

COMM - 142

Introduction to Technical Communications (WI)

3

UWRT - 150

Writing Seminar

3

YOPS - 010

RIT 365: RIT Connections

0

Year Two

NSSA - 241

Introduction to Routing and Switching

3

NSSA - 220

Task Automation with Interpretive Languages

3

ISTE - 230

Introduction to Database and Data Modeling

3

NSSA - 221

System Administration 1

3
 

LAS Perspective 2 (Social), 3 (Ethical), 4 (Artistic-WI)

9

STAT - 145

Introduction to Statistics 1

3

ISTE - 140

Web and Mobile 1

3

ISTE - 240

Web and Mobile 2

3

ISTE - 99

Co-op Prep Seminar

0
 

Co-operative Education (Summer)

Co-op

Year Three

ISTE 260

Designing the User Experience

3

ISTE 430

Information requirements modeling

3

BIOG - 140
BIOG - 240 /
PHYS - 111

CIT Concentration Courses

9

CHMG - 141+145
CHMG - 142+146
BIOG - 140
BIOG - 240
BIOL - 101
PSYC - 101
PHYS - 111

LAS Perspective 5 (Natural Science Perspective)

4
 

LAS Perspective 6 (Scientific Principles Perspective)

4
 

LAS Immersion 1

3
 

Free Electives 1, 2

6
 

Co-operative Education (Summer)

Co-op

Year Four

ISTE - 500

Senior Development Project I

3
ISTE - 501

Senior Development Project II (WI)

3
 

CIT Concentration Courses

9
 

LAS Immersion 2, 3

6
 

Free Electives 3, 4, 5

9

Total Credits - 126

CIT DEGREE CONCENTRATIONS

CIT degree requires the completion of six advanced courses from the following concentrations. Students matriculated in this degree are required to take three courses from one concentration to establish depth in one area and three courses for other concentrations representing a total of eighteen semester hours of work.

Concentrations:

  • Database Applications

  • Enterprise Administration

  • Networking and Communications

  • Web Development.

RIT Dubai is currently offering the following advanced courses from Networking and Communications concentration in addition to select courses from Database Applications and Enterprise Administration to meet the growing need of networking, cloud computing, data, enterprise.

Networking and Communications:

  • NSSA - 245 Network Services

  • NSSA - 242 Wireless Networking

  • NSSA - 443 Network Design and Performance

Enterprise Administration:

  • NSSA - 244 Virtualization

  • NSSA - 370 Project Management

Database Applications:

  • ISTE - 470 Data Mining and Exploration

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cooperative education
Students complete two blocks of cooperative education. Students have found co-op positions in nearly every type of business that requires computer systems and/or networks. These vary from small- or medium-sized businesses to large international companies, from computing-centric organizations (network hardware manufacturers, software services providers) to users of information technology (manufacturing companies, school districts, and the entertainment industry).
 
Co-op gives students real-world experience and a definite advantage over other applicants when applying for jobs after graduation. Typically, co-ops occur during the summers following the second and third years. Students must complete their co-op requirement prior to completing their course work and preferably prior to their senior year.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Emirati nationals can apply for a Betha Scholarship (100%) under the ICT Fund for this program. For details: click here

To apply for funding: click here

Page last modified on: August 13, 2020